Mount Kenya University Hostels, we have both on-campus and off-campus accomodation facilities. On-campus/ internal accomodation is facilitated through hostels within Mount Kenya University. Rooms and bed spaces are allocated to students on first-come basis.
However, the on-campus hostels are not adequate. To curb this, the university works in conjunction with a group of people who provide private external hostel services.The internal hostels located within the university premises. Room allocation is done by the CCAS manager. There is two major internal hostels, one for ladies and the other one for Gents. The new Gents hostel is divided into three major wings; Lenana Wing, Batiani and Nelion Wing.
The external hostels are approved by the university. They are allowed to pick the university’s students for accommodation purposes. There is an agreement of understanding between these hostel providers and the university which is reached upon the hostel meeting certain minimum standards.
Hostel booking and Procedures
Procedure of allocation of internal hostels:
- One has to check with the Central Catering and Accommodation Services (CCAS) manager on the availability of rooms within the hostel. The office is attached to the kitchen of the internal hostels.
- If rooms are confirmed available, they make payments by depositing the required sum of money into the Accommodation Bank Account.
- Kindly note that there this is a separate account from that used for tuition fee payment.
- The bank slip is presented to the University accounts department for receipting
- One is allocated a room upon presenting a receipt confirming hostel payment to the CCAS manager. Only the CCAS manager or her assistant allocate rooms to students.
- Meal cards issued to the students who are allocated rooms within the hostel to enable them take meals at the dining hall.
Procedure of allocation of external hostels
- The hostel providers are invited to the university during student In-Take sessions. They are provided with a working desk.
- A student is referred to the desk of external hostel providers by the CCAS manager.
- The student and guardian interact with the hostel providers and opt for the one they prefer.
- They are taken to view the hostel by the hostel provider or their representative.
- If they are satisfied with the hostel facility, then they make the necessary payments
- If not satisfied with one particular hostel then they can try out any of the other hostel providers.
NOTE: Payment is only made upon satisfactory consideration of the hostel by the client and NOT before.